The following is a list of the bikes we have converted to electric. It is a partial list as it would take more time than is available at this time for a complete list. Many of these bikes we have converted numerous times. For example, bikes like the Special Roll, Rockhopper, and the Giant Escape, are bikes we have converted to electric many times. If your bike is not on this list, here is a rule of thumb concerning bikes that we can convert to electric: All hybrid and city bikes, all hardtail mountain bikes, all cargo bikes, all cruiser style bikes, all recumbents bikes (unless tandem or drive is on the left side), all road bikes, all adult trikes, and cyclocross bikes. We have converted a number of full suspension mountain bikes but battery placement can be challenging.
In regards to carbon fiber framed bikes; Bikes with a carbon fiber frame should not be converted to electric for the following reasons. First, the Bafang mid drive motor is held in place by 60Nm (44.25 foot pounds) of torque and that is enough force to crush/damage a carbon fiber bottom bracket shell. Secondly, some electric bike batteries can weigh up to nine pounds. If a nine pound battery is attached to the downtube, using the existing water bottle inserts, it will eventually loosen the inserts and the frame and the frame will be ruined. Lastly, due to the width of the bottom bracket shell on some carbon fiber bikes the M6 bolt flange may rest on the bottom of the downtube. When that occurs, vibration or a loosening of the motor will cause that flange to penetrate the frame thus compromising the integrity of the frame.
Regarding adult trikes: While we do convert adult trikes, we do not use the Bafang mid drive motor. The Bafang mid drive is too powerful for this type of bike. If you have ever ridden a trike you will know they can be prone to tipping. Instead of the Bafang mid drive motor we use a Bafang 500 watt front hub motor. The Bafang 500w hub motor is powerful enough to drive a three wheel adult trike safely. That said, all electric bikes should be ridden cautiously and within the skill limitations of the rider.
Advocate Titanium, Bianchi Ocelot, Bianchi Ucelot, Bike Friday , Bike Friday Air Glide, Bike Friday Air Glide, Bike Friday Haul A Day, Bike Friday tandem, BMC Alpen Challenge, BMC Alpine Challenge Belt Drive, BMC road bike, Bontrager Privateer, Burley Duet Tandem, Burley Tandem, Cannondale Adventure, Cannondale Althea, Cannondale Catalyst, Cannondale Cujo, Cannondale Foray, Cannondale Quick, Cannondale Synapse, Cannondale Tango, Cannondale Trail, CK2 GT Pro tandem, Cycle Truck, Dahon folding, Diamond back Haajen, Diamondback Haajen, Diamondback Haanjo, Diamondback Hook, Diamondback Hook, Diamondback Line, Diamondback Mason, Diamondback Overdrive, Dolphin recumbent, Evo, Ferezzi full suspension, Fuji Absolute, Fuji Absolute 2.0, Ghost full suspension mtn bike, Giant ATX, Giant chopper, Giant Cypress, Giant escape, Giant Escape, Giant Fastroad, Giant Fathom, Giant Fathom 29, Giant Liv, Giant Liv, Sedona, Giant Liv Sedona, Giant Liv Tempt, Giant Liv Tempt, Giant Roam, Giant Roam 3, Giant Sedona,, Giant Simple 3, Giant Simple Single, Giant Talon, Giant Talon 2, Giant Talon 29, Giant Talon 3, Giant Toughroad, Giant Trance 2, Giant Trance 2, Giant Xpressway, Giant Yukon, Intense M9 FRO, IZip Dash, Jamis, city bike (all), Jamis city bike (all), KHC tandem, Kona Kickapu Delux, Kona King Kickapu, Litespeed Classic, Marin Bobcat Trail, Marin Bolinas Ridge, Marin DSX, Marin Dual Sport, Marin Kentfield, Marin Pine Mountain, Marin Presidio, Marin San Quintin , Marin San Rafael, Marin San Rafael, Marin Stenson, Marin Team Marin, Marin Urban, Marin Wilderness, Martin Fitness, McMan Racing Cycles, Micardi, Mongoose hardtail mtn bike (all), Mongoose Ruddy Comp, Myiata Ridgerunner, Myiata Ridgerunner, Nihola 4.0, Nihola Dog, Niholo 4.0, Trek Navigator 2.0, Nukeproof, Nukeproof Scout, Raleigh adult trike, Raleigh Aysa, Raleigh Cadent, Raleigh detour, Raleigh Detour, Raleigh El Roy, Raleigh Redux, Raleigh Route, Raleigh Talus, Raleigh Tekoa, Raleigh, TekoaSalsa Fargo, Raleigh Tokul, Raleigh Tri Star Adult Trike, Raleigh Venture, Rans Stratus recumbent, Salsa Fargo, Salsa Hardtail Mtn , Santa Cruz Super Light, Santa Cruz Superlight, Schwinn adult trike, Schwinn Bonafide, Schwinn Classic, Schwinn Discover, Schwinn GTX, Schwinn High Timber, Schwinn Huron, Schwinn Huron, Schwinn Meridian Adult Trike, Schwinn Mesa, Schwinn Mikko, Schwinn Moab, Schwinn Network, Schwinn Sierra, Schwinn Sivica, Schwinn Sporterra, Schwinn Stites, Schwinn Suburban
Schwinn Supersport, Schwinn Vantage, Schwinn Vantage, Schwinn Vantage, Schwinn Voyager GS, Schwinn Voyageur , Schwinn Wayfarer, Scott full suspension, Scott Genius, Sikk Bikes, Specialized Allez, Specialized Allez, Specialized Allez Epic, Specialized Arial, Specialized Ariel, Specialized Chisel, Specialized Crave
Specialized Crosstrail, Specialized Crosstrail, Specialized Diverg, Specialized Epic Comp, Specialized Epic Comp, Specialized Epic FSR, Specialized Epic Hardtail, Specialized Fuse, Specialized Pitch, Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Roll (all models), Specialized Sequoia , Specialized Sirrus all models, Specialized Source, Specialized Stumpjumper, Specialized Vita, Surley Big Dummy, Surly Long Haul Trucker , Tern folding bike, Townie Bikes, Trek 7.2, Trek 82, Trek 930 Singletrack, Trek Cruiser, Trek dual sport,Trek Dual Sport, Trek Emonda,Trek Evo, Trek Farley, Trek Fuel, Trek FX, Trek FX 7.1, Trek Loft, Trek Lync, Trek Marlin, Trek Navigator 2.0, Trek Neco, Trek Pre Caliper, Trek Privateer 200, Trek Privateer 300, Trek Procaliper, Trek Remedy, Trek Roscoe, Trek Tall Boy, Trek Verve, Trek vintage bikes, Trek Xcaliber 8, Turner 5 spot, Xtracycle Classic, Xtracycle edgerunner, Xtracycle Swoop, Yuba Bikes All Models, Yuba Boda Boda, Yuba Mundo
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This is only a partial list but I think there is enough information to gain an understanding of the types of bikes that are best for conversion. Flat bar bikes without any suspension are the most common bikes that are brought to us for conversion. Hardtail mountain bikes are a close second to the non suspension bikes. A hard tail mountain bike is a bike that has front suspension and no rear suspension. Full suspension bikes, bikes having front and rear suspension, take third place. Other bikes in the list that we have done many conversions include cargo bikes and recumbent bikes.